Statistics for the Social Sciences

Course Information
TitleΚοινωνική Στατιστική / Statistics for the Social Sciences
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Andreadis
Course ID100001052

Programme of Study: UPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 287
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to enable students to do the following: Αnalysis of one variable; descriptive statistics (frequency tables, measures of mean and variance, descriptive diagrams) Statistical tests for means Analysis of relations between two variables
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In its first part, this introductory course on statistics describes fundamental statistical concepts like variables and measuring scales, sample and population, random sampling and census. In its second part, it deals with the analysis of one variable (univariate analysis), and explores techniques and concepts of descriptive statistics. More specifically, the course goes through distribution and frequency tables, measures of mean and variance, percentiles, descriptive diagrams (histograms, bar charts, Box-PLOT) and confidence intervals. In its third part the course focuses on statistical tests of mean and standard deviation for repeated measurements and independent samples. In the fourth part, relations between two variables in a sample are examined, together with correlation coefficients, and techniques for analysis and description.
Social Statistics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of laptop and projector. The course is directly related to ICT. A lot of teaching time is used on SPSS.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work281.0
Reading Assigment130.5
Interactive Teaching in Information Center130.5
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
Students need to have a 12-digit calculator (using your mobile phone as calculator is not permitted) and their book with them which they can consult during the exams to solve problems similar to those in the book. The exams corresponds to 80% of the final grade. Assignments or exercises during the semester correspond to 20% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσάντας, Ν., Μωυσιάδης, Χ., Μ αγιάτης, Κ. και Χατζηπαντελής, Θ., Ανάλυση δεδοµένων µε τη βοήθεια στατιστικών πακέτων: SPSS, Excel, S-Plus, Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 1999.
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